February Final Events – 2/22 – 2/28

The final programs scheduled for February are:

Friday, February 22  (10 – 11:15 a.m.)  Paint and Sip for Kids, ages 3 -6.  Call to register.
Friday, February 22 (11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.)  Paint and Sip for Kids, ages 7 and older.  CALL TO REGISTER.

Monday, February 25 (5:30 – 6:30 p.m.)  S.T.E.A.M. for All Ages.  Work individually to make Slime!

Tuesday, February 26 (10:30 a.m.)  Story Hour for Preschoolers and Caregivers

Tuesday, February 26 (noon – 5 p.m.) Lego Construction for All Ages
Tuesday, February 26 ( 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.) Coding for All Ages with Habib.  CALL TO REGISTER.

Board of Trustees Meeting Postponed to Thursday, February 28

Because of the Presidents’ Day holiday on Monday, February 18, the Library Board of Trustees Meeting scheduled for that day has been postponed until Thursday, February 28 at 7 p.m.  The Public is welcome to attend this meeting.


The Library will be OPEN today, Wednesday, February 13, during normal Wednesday hours – noon – 6 p.m.   We also have 2 openings for Tech Help.  Call (518-758-9321) if you would like one of the 45 minute slots between 4:30 and 6:45 p.m.

Make a Special Valentine – Monday through Wednesday

Visit the Library this week on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday between noon and 5:30 p.m. to create a beautiful Valentine for Mom or Dad or any friend or family member.  We have some great craft supplies, and in less that 15 minutes, you can make a wonderful design for a special person.

Mandala Making with Nancy Kohler – 2/8/19

Break through the winter doldrums with a guided mediation and drawing exercise led by local teaching artist, Nancy Kohler on Friday, February 8, 2019 from 7 – 9 p.m. in the Valatie Free Library.  No prior experience is necessary, open to everyone. Bring your colored pencils and an open mind – the rest will be supplied by the Library.  If you do not have colored pencils, we will provide them.

A light introduction to the work of Judith Cornell, Author of Mandala: Luminous Symbols for Healing and Drawing the Light from Within: Keys to Awaken Your Creative Power, will be explored.
Join us for a unique workshop.

Box Forts and Bookends 1/28 and 1/29 at 5:30 p.m.

Monday, January 28th at 5:30 p.m. STEAM. Design a box fort and build one using various materials that we will provide. Workshop is intended for all ages.

Tuesday, January 29th at 5:30 p.m. Crafternoon. We will be decorating the Library’s bookends, collage style. Bring your creativity and a friend!  Workshop is intended for all ages.😀

Coding Fun

As evident from the smiles of these three who attended our coding class with Habib on Tuesday, coding  is fun.  The next coding workshop is on Tuesday, February 26th.  Join us to work at your own pace to build your coding design and solve each puzzle.

Henry Knox Trail in Valatie

                    A Dangerous Moment

We invite you to stop in to view the new look in the recently renovated section of the Valatie Free Library.   Jarvis Baillargeon’s paintings of the Revolutionary War Henry Knox Trail are now hanging there.  Not only are they a beautiful addition to the Library and an enhancement to the room; they also recapture a historical event, transport of canons  from Ticonderoga to Boston.  One of the stops on that journey was a building behind the present VMA and very close to the present Valatie Free Library.  When you are here, take a booklet which describes the history depicted in each painting.  Relive our local heritage!  Thank you to the Baillargeon family for donating these paintings to the Valatie Free Library.  We are very grateful to be able to share them with Community.

Paint and Sip Is Back – 1/18/19

Paint and Sip with Amy DeWeerd is back.  Join us on Friday, January 18 at 6:30 p.m. for another great class with Amy.  Make a painting that you will be proud to display.  Enjoy a treat and coffee, tea or hot chocolate.  What a great way to spend a cold, windy  January night!  Please call 518-758-9321 to register so that we have enough supplies.

Lego Challenge Change

Now you can build with Lego bricks every Tuesday of the month.  Visit the Library on any Tuesday between 12 and 5 p.m. to construct your very own architectural masterpiece!  Choose from a variety of different Lego pieces and Duplos.  All ages are welcome.  No registration is necessary.

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